Every week, the University of South Alabama does another poll. Sometimes, there’s not much going on, so they take polls like “Who is to blame for the execution of Jesus of Nazareth?”
7 percent blame the Jews.
10 percent blame the Romans.
64 percent blame the entire human race.
All I know is that I didn’t have anything to do with it.
Anyway, there’s lots of other stuff here:
58 percent have a “very favorable or “somewhat favorable” opinion of Judaism, while 11 percent said their opinion is “somewhat unfavorable” or “very unfavorable.”
30 percent would be “somewhat uneasy” or “very uneasy” if a close relative converted to Judaism, but 61 percent said they would be “not uneasy at all.”
16 percent “strongly agree” or “agree” that Christians and Jews believe in different deities; 64 percent said they would “disagree” or “strongly disagree” with that notion.
76 percent said they know “a little,” “some” or “a lot” about Jewish teaching and doctrine; 23 said they knew “nothing at all” about the faith.
21 percent said they didn’t know or gave no answer when asked whether they agreed or disagreed with the claim by Mel Gibson’s father that the Holocaust was greatly exaggerated. Three percent said they agreed with Gibson’s father, and 76 percent said they disagreed with him.
Three percent? Not too bad, considering the state. I don’t know how 21 percent couldn’t answer, though.